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EY Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
4,904 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Policies on flexible-working supports the principle of a work-life balance (in 243 reviews)

  • it's a good place to start your career (max 3 yrs) or good if you have a family (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • very poor work life balance; not enough staff to meet client needs; quite political (in 701 reviews)

  • Same cons as working at any consulting firm -- you will be work long hours (in 734 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY full-time

    Pros

    Ok brand name. Easy to move to industry or other firms. Not a great option for business school.

    Cons

    Long hour with minimum benefits. The company is good at making you to work i-banking hours while keeping the paycheck as low as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Decent, but could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EY

    Pros

    The people and the flexibilty

    Cons

    low pay, awful benefits and no bonuses for non client serving roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay. ppl would be happier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good co-workers, nice work place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY as an intern

    Pros

    Good place to learn about business structure and procedures.

    Cons

    Little interactions with seniors. Very little chance to learn from senior persons.

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  5.  

    Senior-Audit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Culture and good people to work with

    Cons

    Employees do not care about the details of their work only the budget.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time=quality, reputation isnt built on meeting the budget and short cutting peoples career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very political.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at EY full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well, great benefits. Some very friendly and helpful people. Talent level is high, if not utilized.

    Cons

    Reviews based on perception, very subjective. Life balance is only lip service, not really given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for race, gender, and age discrimination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Audit Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EY

    Pros

    networking opportunities, interact with clients, diverse skill set development

    Cons

    very political on the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Diverse Experience.

    Cons

    Long hours. No work life balance

  9.  

    Audit Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager
    Current Employee - Audit Manager

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning and lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of working hours and compensation is below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To provide more effective training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY

    I have been working at EY full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with people your age, challenge yourself, work independently, create a strong network

    Cons

    Long hours, unpredictable schedule, meeting demands from multiple bosses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about how to retain current staff instead of going after experienced hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Most accounting jobs require having big 4 on your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior
    Former Employee - Audit Senior

    I worked at EY full-time

    Pros

    EY is well respected in the accounting field and therefore, it is a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Your experience varies vastly depending on your client and your team. I had a 4/30 year end client and therefore worked busy season hours from January through July, which was miserable. Employees aren't compensated well enough for the long hours worked and get burned out pretty quickly. The amount of work continues to increase due to new PCAOB requirements and other regulations, but the number of people to share the work remains the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either hire more people, so employees don't get burned out or compensate more generously to make up for growing workload.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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